Cognitive Therapy An Overview

  • Arthur Freeman


In the past several years, cognitive therapy has emerged as one of the more powerful models of psychotherapy (Smith, 1982). There are two interactive reasons for its emergence and popularity. First, cognitive therapy has been demonstrated to be an efficacious model of treatment. Second, a number of practitioners, impressed by the available outcome studies, have learned more about cognitive therapy and have been impressed by the results in their own practice.


Cognitive Therapy Irrational Belief Depressed Individual Cognitive Distortion Negative Prediction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Freeman
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  1. 1.Center for Cognitive TherapyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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